In page 29 of Grammar book its given that ' a great of deal of' can be used for Non- Count Nouns but not for Count Nouns.
In the exercises
Joan drank a great deal of sodas.(count Noun)
Randy drank a great deal of coffee(Non - Count Noun)
Both are given true in the answers.
As far as my information is concerned, "a great deal of" is used for uncountable nouns. Can somebody else throw some light on this.
One more question:
Joan drank hardly any sodas.
This is false according to answer list.
Please can some one clarify above 2 sentences
use of "any":
1. is to express quantity or degree in negative or interrogative sentences - the sentence you have mentioned fulfills this
2. takes singular subject - the sentence should have been "Joan drank hardly any soda"
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